Friday, March 25, 2016

British man arrested for connecting Brussels bombing to Islam

IT is completely outrageous that a UK PR agent, Matthew Doyle, has been arrested on the suspicion of inciting racial hatred for asking a Muslim woman to “explain Brussels”.

It’s a ridiculous question. However, Doyle did not hit her, threaten her or abuse her. He didn’t incite violence against her. He simply asked a question many people are asking around the world today: Why did so many innocent people die in yet another violent extremist terrorist attack?

Doyle’s encounter came to the attention of authorities because he tweeted about it: “I confronted a Muslim women (sic) yesterday in Croydon. I asked her to explain Brussels. She said ‘Nothing to do with me’. A mealy mouthed reply,” he wrote.

People should not have the right to incite or encourage violence or abuse against others on the basis of race, but they should be able to express a fair opinion without being arrested.



Anonymous said...

This guy is an idiot. Not that being an idiot is a crime, but he is an idiot.

He is now trying to walk back what happened saying:

"What everyone's got wrong about this is I didn't confront the woman," he said. "I just said: 'Excuse me, can I ask what you thought about the incident in Brussels?'"

"She was white, and British, wearing a hijab - and she told me it was nothing to do with her.

"I said 'thank you for explaining that' - and her little boy said goodbye to me as we went out separate ways."

Yet his original tweet said he "confronted a Muslim women (sic)."


Media is saying that the man's tweet is being mocked and the same "thought process" (I am using that loosely) is being used to show the fallacy of what he did.

That's the way things like this should be handled. More speech is the best response to stupid speech.

He shouldn't be arrested, but the public shame and counter speech is perfectly welcome.

Bird of Paradise said...

Another thought crime punishible by brainwashing by the Euroweenie Union